Who says winter is for hibernating? Sure, it's cold but this is Chicago and this is how we roll, and we all know cold weather builds character. From tubing to dog-sledding, from your neighborhood ice rink to the mountains of Michigan, here are a few ideas to get you out and about this winter.
"Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet shall keep them from making their appointed rounds." That's one thing Chicagoans have in common with the U.S. Postal Service, anyway. We won't let a little winter weather keep us inside, and our fair city obliges with a packed lineup of events.
Sledding is fun and all, but living in the flattest swath of the country means a lot of dragging kids around, and, well, our legs get tired fast. Try this ideas instead for a romp in the snow that won't have you reaching for the ibuprofen.
Snowmen and snow angels are plenty of fun, but nothing lets your kids rule the block like a snow castle. We've got four pieces of architectural advice to get you on your way.
This year, you can find everything from a lighted ice skating path through a tree-lined wonderland to an oasis of fun in MIllennium Park. Find an ice rink near you and lace up!
Taking a family to the slopes can be a pricey endeavor. Check out these deals at ski resorts across the country.